This Day In History: 1911/12/22

Extract from letter written by Major Lindsay of the 2nd Goorkhas on the Abor Expedition: ‘On 21 December we lay out in the pouring rain and at daybreak surprised a party of 6. We ought to have killed the lot but our shooting was disgraceful. One of my Gurkha officers was so determined to kill his man that he dashed in on them firing his revolver.’